Sesame Street To Tackle Opioid Addiction

It is not uncommon for the iconic kids show, “Sesame Street” to tackle difficult topics but their newest plan is raising some concerns. The show will be diving into the back story of one of it’s newest characters whose mother is addicted to opioids. The segment will feature a new character and 10 year old girl whose parents have been in recovery for eight years.

Show creators say they wanted to address the issue because of the large number of kids with parents battling addictions but others question the merits, and wonder if this subject is too heavy for the age group.